000 callers report large fire ball eruption in Altona Meadows

Saturday, 7 August 2021 at 10:12 pm

FRV responded to a garage fire in Altona Meadows just after 1am on Sunday morning, after multiple callers to Triple Zero (000) reported hearing an explosion and seeing a large fire ball erupt into the sky.

30 firefighters arrived at the Gibson Court address to find a garage well alight and the family safely evacuated to the front of the property.

Wearing breathing apparatus, firefighters worked quickly to attack the fire and stop it spreading to the home, bringing it under control in 25 minutes.

At the height of the incident there were five pumpers, one rescue unit and one aerial unit in attendance.

Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria attended the scene to assist with operations and firefighter welfare.